The Washington Times’ recent editorial “Ebola crisis needs more than a bureaucrat czar” (Web, Oct. 19) missed the mark in several ways, though the criticism of the appointment of a Democratic political operative as this country’s “Ebola czar” is on target.
Mental health problems are very burdensome for individuals, society and the health care system. The prevailing idea in psychiatry to date has been that the disability associated with certain conditions would disappear after symptoms are gone, and therefore, the goal of treatment is usually symptom resolution.
Ebola, the Internal Revenue Service, Benghazi, unfettered illegal immigration — the list goes on and on. While Rome burns, the politicians see no evil, hear no evil and speak not a word against the evil being foisted on the citizens of the United States by an ideologically bankrupt president and his corrupt Democratic Party (“Green cards on the table,” Web, Oct. 20).
Since playing the fiddle probably won’t get you on TV news, some in our Congress have settled on letter writing. They must be very good at it, since that seems to be their main response to anything they discover that is wrong or corrupt in this administration.
In May 2013, Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was given a direct commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Hunter Biden was 43 at the time and needed two waivers to do this — one because of his age and another because of a prior illegal-drug-related incident.